Can YOU Sue for Alienation of Affection?
Lee Steinlauf, a guest on today's show, told Jeff all about how his marriage came apart - and his story included an alienation of affection lawsuit. But what exactly is alienation of affection? And can anyone sue for it? For the answers, read on!
Alienation of affection, simply put, is suing the homewrecker that destroyed your marriage. It's when one spouse sues the other spouse's partner or mistress for stealing away love and affection. In other words, the 'other man' or the 'other woman' gets sued for breaking up the marriage.
Right now, alienation of affection is legal in only seven states: Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah. Be sure to do your research and check with a lawyer if you think alienation of affection might apply to you and your situation!